Track and manage population health with greater breadth, efficiency and confidenceProtecting the public health during a pandemic requires more than a one-size-fits-all approach to screening.

Why Comprehensive Testing?

Siemens Healthineers is proud to offer a comprehensive portfolio of real-time PCR testing and total antibody testing, all specifically engineered to give public health officials and healthcare organizations the full breadth of information they need to reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2.

And we are ready to immediately—and fully—meet the supply needs of laboratories everywhere. 

Identifying Acute Infections

Using real-time PCR to detect RNA from the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, the FTD SARS-CoV-2 Assay is used to diagnosis current cases of COVID-19.

FTD SARS-CoV-2 Real-Time PCR assay

  • Single-well, dual target assay covering highly conserved regions within ORF1ab and N gene
  • Validated specimen types include nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swabs
  • Dual target design reduces inconclusive results and the need for repeat testing
  • In silico analysis of 1,227,861 complete sequences for the ORF1ab target and 1,225,677 complete sequences for the N gene target of SARS-CoV-2 from the GISAID database (

A recent FDA study ranking the top-performing SARS-CoV-2 PCR assays notes that the Siemens Healthineers assay has high analytical sensitivity. Click here to see the report. produced no cross-reactivity with MERS-CoV

Monitoring Immune Response

Antibody testing, also known as serology testing, helps determine if a patient has had a recent or past SARS-CoV-2 infection. It can also be used to monitor the body’s immune response to the virus.

SARS-CoV-2 Total Antibody Serology assay

The Siemens Healthineers SARS-CoV-2 Total (COV2T) Assay can be used effectively for broad population testing.

  • ≥96.5% Positive Predictive Value in low prevalence populations for accurate patient results
  • Detect both IgM and IgG antibodies to aid in confirming SARS-CoV-2 infection
  • Test with 100% sensitivity3 to minimize false negatives
  • Smart selection of the S1RBD antigen provides 99.8% specificity to minimize false positives

    SARS-CoV-2 IgG Antibody Serology assays

    The Siemens Healthineers Atellica® IMand the ADVIA Centaur®§ SARS-CoV-2 IgG (sCOVG) assays measure IgG antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 in the blood, helping clinicians assess the level of an individual's immune response over time. Siemens Healthineers also offers SARS-CoV-2 IgG assays for the Dimension EXL and Dimension Vista platforms.

  • Aid in monitoring immune response over time
  • Help assess the antibody levels of at-risk patients and frontline healthcare workers
  • Meet testing needs for seroprevalence studies
  • Provide actionable results for your clinicians   
  • Managing Critical Cases

    Severe cases of COVID-19 are often associated with cytokine storm, a dysregulated systemic immune response to the virus that can cause widescale cellular and organ damage. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) testing for patients experiencing a severe inflammatory response to SARS-CoV-2 can indicate the development of cytokine storm.

    IL-6 assay

    • An early indicator of inflammatory response
    • Aids in identifying early warning signs of potentially deadly cytokine storm
    • Help determine risk of needing intubation with mechanical ventilation

    To learn more about IL-6 testing and the dangers of cytokine storm, visit this page.

    Know the Testing Instruments

    Siemens Healthineers is committed to making high performance SARS-CoV-2 testing solutions accessible for all laboratories. Our SARS-CoV-2 Testing Instrument program provides easy access for customers in need of a new analyzer platform to adopt the highly accurate SARS-CoV-2 PCR and serology assays from our portfolio.

    Dimension® EXL™
    • Run up to 440 photometric, 187 IMT, and 167 immunoassay tests per hour**
    • Automated daily maintenance and no monthly cleaning procedures
    • SARS-CoV-2 Total Antibody assay now available

      Learn more about Dimension EXL

    Dimension Vista
    ADVIA Centaur® Immunoassay Analyzers
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